Brewers visit Marlins, look to continue 5-game win streak
Milwaukee Brewers (76-68, third in the NL Central) vs. Miami Marlins (51-93, fifth in the NL East)
Miami; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Brewers: Zach Davies (9-7, 3.69 ERA)...
Brewers shortstop bolts from game for twins’ birth
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee shortstop Orlando Arcia may have abruptly checked out in the third inning of the Brewers' series finale against the Chicago Cubs, but he still managed to turn a double...
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers used a power surge to maintain their strong start and keep the Chicago Cubs reeling.
Facing off for the first time this season on Friday night, the...
Loose Moose: Moustakas brings pivotal playoff experience
MILWAUKEE (AP) — It sounds, at first, like a long, drawn out "Booooo!"
But look at the name on the scoreboard and it becomes apparent what fans at Miller Park are really chanting.
Brewers OF Braun leaves with rib cage tightness
CHICAGO (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun has left their game against the Chicago Cubs with tightness on the right side of his rib cage.
Braun was removed for a pinch hitter in the fifth inning Wednesday at Wrigley Field. He went 0 for 2 a day after he homered twice in Milwaukee's 7-0 victory.
Hernan Perez batted for Braun and bounced into an inning-ending double play. Perez then stayed in the game in right field, and Christian Yelich moved from right to left to replace Braun.
Brewers scoop up 2B Jonathan Schoop from Orioles
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers acquired second baseman Jonathan Schoop in a trade with the Baltimore Orioles, adding another option to a crowded infield as they make a push for the playoffs.
The Brewers sent second baseman Jonathan Villar and two prospects to Baltimore.
Brewers avoid arbitration with all their eligible players
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have avoided arbitration with all of their eligible players after reaching one-year agreements with pitchers Jimmy Nelson and Corey Knebel, as well as infielders Jonathan Villar and Hernan Perez.
Nelson reached a $3.7 million deal for 2018 after a breakthrough season in which he went 12-6 with a 3.49 ERA and a team-leading 199 strikeouts. Knebel, who made the All-Star team in his first year as closer, gets $3.65 million.
Perez, Anderson help Brewers pound Cubs 15-2
CHICAGO (AP) — It's a big weekend for the Milwaukee Brewers, and they know it.
So far, so good.
Hernan Perez homered and drove in five runs, and the Brewers pounded the Chicago Cubs 15-2 on Saturday.
Brewers hold off Cardinals for 6-5 victory
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Pitcher Corey Knebel told center fielder Keon Broxton he owes him big time.
For good reason.
Domingo Santana and Jonathan Villar homered in the sixth inning, and Broxton made a leaping catch over the wall for the final out in the Milwaukee Brewers' 6-5 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday.
Brewers shut out Rays behind Davies
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Zach Davies gave up one hit in seven innings and the Milwaukee Brewers remained a half-game behind the NL Central-leading Chicago Cubs with a 3-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday night.
It was the second straight shutout for the Brewers, who have given up only one run while winning three straight.
Davies (13-5) walked two and struck out two. Two relievers helped the Brewers stretch their streak of shutout innings to 22.
Brewers’ Shaw injured by throw
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Travis Shaw left Saturday night's game in the second inning after being struck on the side of his face by a throw on a stolen base attempt.
Shaw walked off the field under his own power after lying on the ground for several seconds and being attended by trainers. Hernan Perez ran for him and replaced him at third base.
Suter’s strong outing lifts Brewers past Cubs 2-1
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brent Suter tossed seven scoreless innings and the Milwaukee Brewer slipped past the Chicago Cubs 2-1 on Friday night to move within one-half game of first place in the National League Central.
Suter (2-1) limited the Cubs to four hits. He struck out five and walked one in a career-long outing.
Milwaukee pushed across a run in the second on Manny Pina's run-scoring groundout.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Travis Shaw left the Milwaukee Brewers' game against the Baltimore Orioles on Monday after being hit on his left hand on a pitch by Wade Miley.
Shaw was hit by a 93 mph fastball from the Orioles left-hander in the second inning. He was examined by Brewers trainers for about a minute before staying in the game and scoring the Brewers' seventh run.
Manager Craig Counsell said X-rays on Shaw's hand were negative.
Nelson whiffs 10 in 1st CG as Brewers nip Padres 2-1
MILWAUKEE (AP) — With a tired Brewers bullpen in dire need of a break, Jimmy Nelson carried the load all by himself Sunday.
Nelson struck out 10 in his first career complete game and Milwaukee got home runs from Hernan Perez and Manny Pina in a 2-1 victory over the San Diego Padres.
Godley, Drury lead Arizona past Brewers 3-2
PHOENIX (AP) — Zack Godley keeps coming back from Reno and making big starts for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The latest was Saturday night, when the right-hander allowed two hits over 6 2-3 innings in the Diamondbacks' 3-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers.
Brandon Drury hit the go-ahead two-run home run for Arizona.
Rey Fuentes tripled and scored the other run for the Diamondbacks, who had their nine-game home winning streak snapped in an 8-6 loss to the Brewers on Friday.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers rallied late to stun the Milwaukee Brewers for the second straight day.
Chris Taylor hit a go-ahead grand slam off Carlos Torres in a five-run ninth inning, as the Dodgers overcame a four-run deficit for a 10-8 victory Saturday.
"This had everything," Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. "It was a crazy game. You just wanted to get it over with."
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ryan Braun is running on a treadmill for the first time since going on the disabled list for a left calf injury, though the Milwaukee Brewers outfielder says there is no timetable for his return.
Braun went on the 10-day DL on May 26, the second time he had been sidelined this year for the injury. The right-handed slugger is hitting .262 with seven homers and 19 RBIs in 30 games.
SAN DIEGO — Hunter Renfroe hit a two-run homer with no outs in the 10th inning to give the San Diego Padres a 6-5 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night.
Renfroe’s homer to left, his seventh, came off Oliver Drake (2-1) with Erick Aybar aboard on a leadoff single.
The Brewers took a 5-4 lead in the top of the inning on Eric Sogard’s homer with one out against Jose Torres (2-2).
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Cardinals outfielders Dexter Fowler and Stephen Piscotty left Thursday night's game against Milwaukee after getting hurt.
Piscotty pulled up with a strained right hamstring after crossing first base on his grounder to third base that ended the second inning. Jose Martinez replaced Piscotty in right field.
Fowler strained his right shoulder in an unsuccessful attempt for a diving catch on Hernan Perez's third-inning drive.
MILWAUKEE - Bryan Price knew exactly what Eric Thames did to carry the Milwaukee Brewers past the Cincinnati Reds. Thames homered twice to raise his major league-leading total to 10, Hernan Perez added a three-run shot, Matt Garza pitched for the first time this season and the Brewers beat the Reds 11-7 on Monday night. "He's not missing," Price said of Thames. "As the saying goes, you may get one good pitch to hit in your at-bat, you don't want to miss it. He's not missing it." The...
Thames hits 9th, 10th HRs as Brewers beat Reds 11-7
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Bryan Price knew exactly what Eric Thames did to carry the Milwaukee Brewers past the Cincinnati Reds.
Thames homered twice to raise his major league-leading total to 10, Hernan Perez added a three-run shot, Matt Garza pitched for the first time this season and the Brewers beat the Reds 11-7 on Monday night.
"He's not missing," Price said of Thames. "As the saying goes, you may get one good pitch to hit in your at-bat, you don't want to miss it. He's not missing it."
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Chicago Cubs second baseman Javier Baez left a game Friday night with a left eye contusion after colliding with outfielder Jason Heyward on the anniversary of Kyle Schwarber's major knee injury.
The left side of Baez's head appeared to hit Heyward's elbow as both sprinted after a pop fly by Milwaukee's Hernan Perez in the sixth inning.
Baez stayed on the grass face down for a couple seconds with Heyward kneeling beside him before raising his head and giving a thumbs-up sign.
Brewers: Reds pick up Scooter Gennett after he’s waived by Milwaukee
After four years as the Milwaukee Brewers' second baseman, Scooter Gennett came to spring training with a new mission: Transform into a utility player.
The 26-year-old embraced the challenge, seeing action in left field, right field and at third base and he appeared to be on track to make the team as a reserve.
But come Opening Day, Gennett will be filling those roles for the Cincinnati Reds, who claimed him off waivers Tuesday morning.
Brewers: Bullpen still in flux with Opening Day looming in 8 days
With Opening Day just over a week away, the Milwaukee Brewers’ roster is starting to take shape.
It’s established that Eric Thames will play first base with second baseman Jonathan Villar, shortstop Orlando Arcia and third baseman Travis Shaw rounding out the infield. Ryan Braun will anchor left field, while center fielder Keon Broxton and left fielder Domingo Santana fill out the outfield.
MILWAUKEE — The fourth installment of the World Baseball Classic is off and running and the Milwaukee Brewers are well-represented among the 16-team field, with eight players from the organization representing their home nations.
Most prominent in that group are infielder Jonathan Villar, right-handed starter Wily Peralta — both playing for the Dominican Republic — utilityman Hernan Perez (Venezuela) and right-handed reliever Carlos Torres (Mexico).
Bettis, Rockies beat Brewers 4-1
DENVER (AP) — Chad Bettis put a nice finishing touch on his best season in the majors.
Bettis pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Nolan Arenado hit his NL-Leading 41st homer and the Colorado Rockies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-1 on Friday night.
Bettis (14-8) allowed one run and eight hits in 6 2/3 innings while extending a career high in wins this season. He struck out five in Colorado's first win in four games against Milwaukee this year.
Brewers: Ex-Milwaukee outfielder Carlos Gomez’s three-run homer wins it for Rangers
ARLINGTON, Texas — Former Milwaukee Brewers players continue to haunt their old team.
Carlos Gomez hit a towering three-run homer in the eighth inning and the AL-leading Texas Rangers beat the Brewers 8-5 on Wednesday night for their MLB-best 49th come-from-behind victory.
Brewers lose 8-5 at Texas after big blast by former teammate
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jonathan Villar homered on the first pitch of the game for the Milwaukee Brewers. His sacrifice fly on a foul pop to short right field in the second inning put them back ahead after blowing their first lead.
There was not another comeback after a trio of former Brewers helped put the AL-leading Texas Ranger ahead to stay late.
Last 7 Brewers strike out in 4-2 loss to Reds
MILWAUKEE (AP) — For seven innings, the Milwaukee Brewers couldn't hit with runners in scoring position.
The last two innings they couldn't hit. Period.
Brandon Finnegan pitched five scoreless innings, lifting the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-2 victory over the Brewers on Sunday.
Finnegan (10-11) scattered three hits and struck out four, needing only 54 pitches to get through five innings. The Brewers were 1 for 9 with runners in scoring position, and their final seven batters struck out to end the game.
Finnegan pitches 5 scoreless innings in Reds’ 4-2 win
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A stinging line drive off the right leg of Cincinnati's Brandon Finnegan wasn't enough to stop the left-hander from dominating the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday.
Finnegan pitched five scoreless innings in what likely was his final start of the season, lifting the Reds to a 4-2 victory.
Arcia, Perez power Brewers past Cardinals 12-5
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Orlando Arcia is finding his balance.
Domingo Santana and Arcia hit back-to-back homers as the Milwaukee Brewers continued their recent road dominance routing the St. Louis Cardinals 12-5 on Thursday night.
Hernan Perez had four hits and three RBIs for the Brewers, who won their season-high fifth straight on the road and have won seven of their last eight games.
Harrison’s gamble goes awry, Pirates fall to Brewers 1-0
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Given a choice, Josh Harrison is always going to choose to be aggressive. Always.
So when the pickoff throw whizzed by Harrison as he stood on first base in the eighth inning with the Pittsburgh Pirates trailing by a run on Friday night, Harrison took off. When he rounded second, he caught third-base coach Rick Sofield's eye. They both had the same idea: get to third as quickly as possible. So Harrison kept right on going.
Brewers hit 3 HRs, give up 4-run lead in 9-6 loss to Pirates
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Hernan Perez homered twice and reliever Tyler Cravy went deep for his first career hit. However, it wasn't enough for the Brewers.
Milwaukee gave up an early four-run lead to Pittsburgh, and Gregory Polanco had a tiebreaking three-run double in the eighth inning to lift the Pirates to a 9-6 victory Saturday night.
The Brewers batted around in the first inning and took a 4-1 lead, sparked by Perez's three-run homer off Pirates starter Jameson Taillon.
Polanco’s 3-run double leads Pirates past Brewers
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Pinch-hitter Gregory Polanco had a tiebreaking three-run double and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied from four runs down to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 9-6 on Saturday night.
Polanco doubled off reliever Blaine Boyer (1-3) with one-out in the sixth, giving the Pirates a 9-6 lead that stood.
Rockies’ young bullpen blows lead in 6-4 loss to Brewers
MILWAUKEE (AP) — It was a tough night for the young Colorado Rockies bullpen.
Hernan Perez hit a two-run triple in the seventh inning, lifting the Milwaukee Brewers to a 6-4 comeback win over the Rockies on Tuesday night.
The bullpen allowed four runs in two innings and has a 4.86 ERA this year. It was the eighth time this season Colorado has lost when leading after six innings, and it ruined a strong start by Jon Gray.